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Grateful Dead Live at Uptown Theater on 1979-12-05

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Grateful Dead Live at Uptown Theater on 1979-12-05


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Alabama Getaway-> Greatest Story Ever Told, Dire Wolf, Me & My Uncle-> Big River, Cold Rain & Snow, Easy To Love You, Althea-> Lost Sailor-> Saint Of Circumstance Shakedown Street-> Samson & Delilah, Ship of Fools, He's Gone-> The Other One-> Drums-> Black Peter-> I Need A Miracle-> Bertha-> Good Lovin', E: Johnny B. Goode, E: Don't Ease Me In


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Uptown Theater
Location Chicago, IL

Source Audience Recording
Lineage MAC (Unknown equipment) > Unknown analog generations > Nakamichi RX-505 cassette > 20-bit conversion with Burr-Brown ADC, dithered to 16-bit for output > HHB CDR8930 > EAC > CoolEdit > CD > Samsung SW-232B extraction (EAC v0.9 beta 4) > tracking (CD Wave)
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Notes

MAC (Unknown equipment) > Unknown analog generations > Nakamichi RX-505 cassette > 20-bit conversion with Burr-Brown ADC, dithered to 16-bit for output > HHB CDR8930 > EAC > CoolEdit > CD > Samsung SW-232B extraction (EAC v0.9 beta 4) > tracking (CD Wave) > sector boundary verification (shntool v1.01) > .shn encoding (mkwACT v0.97 beta 1)

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Reviewer: bootatx - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 13, 2016
Subject: My bus stop
These were the first shows I ever attended. I was a freshman in high school and in full immersion into classic rock and southern rock. A friend suggested I just may like this music just as much if not better. Damn right skippy the bus did come by and I got on. Never looked back.

The Uptown holds many many memories for me. This place only held about ~4,400 seats and it was getting old. One of the former grand dance and movie palaces around Chicago. I noticed during drums in a another 3 show run that some plaster fell from the ceiling. Just added to the lore of that place. I saw some other really aamazing shows there. It needs over $75M to restore today and if I were a billionaire, I'd fix the place myself!
Reviewer: Thumbblue - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 23, 2015
Subject: Love early brent
Post drums second set not shabby either
Reviewer: weironamissionfrombob - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 6, 2015
Subject: pre drums
first half of 2nd set has the goods.

There was an uptown theatre in Chicago too, the GD played there several times from 78'-81'
Reviewer: DeadheadBillie - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 2, 2015
Subject: Chicago???
Uh, the Uptown Theater is in KANSAS CITY!!! Can't believe nobody else caught this.

Amazing Show!
Reviewer: gaZeebo - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 17, 2014
Subject: don't be scared away by the unknown
this sound great, plus according to thompson below, it will make your ex-girlfriend come back. Win - Win!
Reviewer: DMTrue13 - favoritefavoritefavorite - March 17, 2014
Subject: good aud.
nice ship of ghouls.good long solo ?
Reviewer: Thompson09 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 13, 2014
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Reviewer: drkstrcrashes - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 3, 2013
Subject: oh to go back in time to this day!!!
What a SMOKIN' hot show in such a great old venue. The Uptown was an old movie house. MAYbe it held 10k people. I'm totally guessing. This was the Dead at their finest one chilly night in 1979. Back in the day when every band member was still accessible. This show is one great example of how the audience fed the band which in turn played better and better. An absolute rage of a show!
Reviewer: SeanAY - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 27, 2013
Subject: I don't often leave review / ratings...
But DUDE. This show sounds sterling. Not only is the playing hot and heavy, in one of the best eras of Dead you're ever going to hear, but to have an audience copy that captures the excitement of the crowd as well as the intricacy of the music with such clarity?

This day at work just got a hell of a lot better.
Reviewer: cptntripzz - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 13, 2012
Subject: Listen and enjoy
Every era of the Dead has its pluses and minuses but for me, the early 80's are my formative years and this recording captures what first drew me to want to see this band play live. From the opening notes of Alabama there is great energy in their relaxed, yet very tight and upbeat playing. Add to that the almost incomparable venue they are playing in and you have all the makings for a very special performance. They didn't disappoint.

Theres too much bass in the mix but I used an EQ to fix that and it sounded much better. It is a pretty decent audience but it still doesn't quite capture the full beauty of the Uptown's stellar acoustics. Similar, but much bigger and cooler than the Warfield, the Uptown deserves more fame in the Dead's storied history book.

Listen and enjoy
Reviewer: mambo magnolia - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 4, 2012
Subject: Ship of fools
My favourite 'ship of fools'. Did the Sunflower Men play support that day?http://archive.org/details/TheBalladOfOrsonWells
Reviewer: hoaivan - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 4, 2012
Subject: a
b
Reviewer: Tollundism - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 4, 2011
Subject: gone with the wind
dances with wolves
Reviewer: jjjbaggins - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 19, 2006
Subject: Complete Show = Complete Life!
Mr. Black Peter says it all. I have been trading tapes for over 15 years and still prefer them to CD, so I was unaware of this archive until right before the cruel Thanksgiving last year. Ever since, I have gradually tried to complete shows by using this site and today I found this gem. I have a soundboard recording of part of sets I & II, including the awesome "Shakedown>Samson" and the monster "Other One" which I got from a Dead Hour long ago. However, I missed the "Ship" (pun intended), "He's Gone" cuts in at the very end, and I don't have anything after the drums including (gasp) this wonderful "Black Peter". Thanks to the archive and this very good audience recording, one of my favorite early Brent era shows is now complete and, perhaps, I can finally stop collecting for a while and just listen to the music play!
Reviewer: josewavo - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 10, 2006
Subject: Mr. Black Peter
This is a very good, just a small step down from excellant, audience recording. Since Bobby pulled the SBD plug, I've had to get used to these audience recordings all over again (senior membership here guys, I hail from the tape trading days) but this is a good one. And that's a good thing because this is a solid show well worth the download. This is a show that let you know, as a participant, that one that night you witnessed a degree of artistry and musianship not normally seen in the world of stage entertainment. The loose jams of this show are inventive and unrushed. The detail paid to the performance of each song is exhibited in a distince way in Black Peter which has got to be one of the best Black Peters ever played in not just for the fact that the dynamics of the song are so meticously positioned between the band members. At one point you could here a pin drop when Jerry "goes beneath the ground" and this is so well sustained until the crescendo that you get the feeling that sheer talent and muschianship were defined in ways most artists could never duplicate. And of course, each piece of the tapestry combined to make a balanced whole. A good show to have.
Reviewer: Mohawk Nation - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 22, 2005
Subject: Very Good Aud Recording
A smokin' Other One for sure, and the Jam out of it is pretty hot stuff, too. Wow - not bad at all for 1979, and a 7 out of 10 for the audience recording. Garcia is in excellent form this night, and Brent's keyboards really stand out. I always like the direct audience sound on these recordings, so I'm a little biased. Definitely worth checking out.
Reviewer: Mr. Mystery - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 5, 2004
Subject: Ship of Fools and Jam out of The Other One
Great "Ship of Fools," incredible solo (twice normal length). The jam out of "The Other One" is very heavy. Generally a high-energy, solid show and excellent audience recording.
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